Friend Us on Facebook, Follow Us on Twitter
Last summer (2010, that is), the Center for Lifelong Learning hosted a conference on “Social Networking Media and the Congregation.” A year later – at long last – we have launched our own department-wide Facebook and Twitter pages.
Now, you can turn to the Lifelong Learning Facebook page to see our lists of upcoming events (with links for online registration ), our posts of photographs of events while they are underway or afterward, and our links and references to resources and other learning opportunities.
And, you can follow us – or invite us to follow you – on Twitter.
The gap between the conference and our taking action – while longer than we might have liked – was intentional.
One of the things we learned during the event was that when you activate a social media resource, you need to attend to it and refresh it regularly. We needed to be sure we had staff available and equipped to keep our Facebook page fresh and our Twitter replies prompt.
On the other hand, another lesson we are learning is that one of the best ways to learn is simply to DO – to jump in with an initial plan and enhance the strategy as you go along.
As someone once wisely said, “A thing worth doing is worth doing poorly.” Well, OK, not poorly – but at least worth getting underway before it is polished and perfect.
Former CTS work study student and recent CTS graduate Enoch Chang formatted our pages and trained our staff in basic administration and usage.
Our Certificate in Spiritual Formation program has had its own page for about two years and has developed a following.
Take a look. Tell us what you think. Compliment us – if it’s deserved. Critique and advise us – gently.